SEGMENT: CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, CHILDHOOD WORK, & NON-FARM WORK

Margaret Honey>UIS Collection H-I>UIS Collection H-I, Segment 15

SEGMENT: CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, CHILDHOOD WORK, & NON-FARM WORK,

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CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Attended Newton schools through high school. Played Portia senior year. Walked to school. Dynamite blasting cap exploded in had - friend walked her to doctor - saved one finger but lost three. Tells story of recent fall, where being dressed in fur hat saved her head.
CHILDHOOD WORK
Did most of housework except washing, that her father had sent out. She ironed using sad irons carried from stove in other room. Ironing board was just a board between chair and table.
NON-FARM WORK
She became a teacher right out of high school. Passed the teacher's exam & taught all grades in o ne-room school near Hidalgo. Then taught in Newton, 4th grade. Father gave her a watch for graduation. She had to quit teaching after she got married. Married women were not allowed to teach.